They’re too good to be true.
I had a big peanut butter cookie craving the other day… the kind a pizza cookie could remedy.
However, I clearly do not need a cookie THAT big, nor do I need an entire batch of cookies lying around my apartment. My solution was to take the middle road and bake a moderately-sized pizza cookie.
About the size of my head.
The cookie is giant. Completely ridiculous. Over the top.
It’s absolutely everything you want AND MORE, trust me.
The cookie recipe is reduced from a larger dough recipe – only 2 tablespoons of this, 2 tablespoons of that. This recipe could be easily divided into 4 smaller peanut butter cookies if this big guy is too much to handle!
Be sure to reduce the baking time to about 9-10 minutes if going that route.
I added Reese’s Pieces and semi-sweet chocolate chips to the dough. Feel free to add in your favorites though. I bet honey-roasted peanuts and chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups would be incredible as well!
What I love MOST about this recipe is that you don’t even need a mixer! Everything is mixed by hand, in one bowl.
Raise your hand if you love an easy clean up!
1 Giant Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookie
makes 1 giant cookie
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons beaten egg (crack an egg, beat it, and use 2 Tbsp)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (if using natural peanut butter, use a thick no-stir variety)
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup Reeses Pieces
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray or line with a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla mixing until well combined. Stir in peanut butter then add flour, baking soda and salt. Fold in Reeses pieces and chocolate chips until combined. With a large spoon, scoop into a ball onto prepared baking sheet. The dough will be sticky. Make sure the cookie dough ball is tall and round, like the picture above. I topped the cookie dough with a few extra Reese’s Pieces before baking.
Bake for 17-19 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. The center may appear undone, but it will set as the cookie cools. Let cool ON the baking sheet for 10 minutes. Enjoy!
adapted from Picky Palate
© Sally’s Baking Addiction 2012 photos
The first time I made this cookie, we gobbled it all up in one night. Please pardon the iPhone photo from last year.
I can’t get enough of this giant cookie recipe and was glad to make it again!
I like big cookies…
*If you’re looking to make an entire batch of peanut butter cookies, I suggest my Soft-Baked Peanut Butter Lovers’ Cookies. They are my no-fail, go-to peanut butter cookies!